3 Parks and Preserves to Enjoy the Winter Outdoors in Woodbury

Winter Outdoors in Woodbury from Valley Creek Apartments

Living in Minnesota means taking full advantage of all of the seasons. Winter months can be long, but with an incredible array of outdoor activities in Woodbury and beyond, there is so much to do to stay busy. For those looking to explore the great outdoors, here are a few places to enjoy winter outdoors in Woodbury near Valley Creek Apartments:

Battle Creek Regional Park

Made up of two separate park areas, Battle Creek Regional Park makes its home in both Saint Paul and Maplewood. Both areas, known as West and East, offer groomed, cross-country skiing trails. Providing over 25 miles of marked trails, skiers can enjoy varying levels of difficulty for both classic and cross-country styles. Battle Creek Regional Park West also has four miles of lighted trails, allowing skiers to enjoy the park until 9 PM.

Tamarack Nature Preserve

Tucked away in Woodbury, the Tamarack Nature Preserve is a great spot to enjoy the beauty of the wetlands all year-round. Maintained by the City of Woodbury, this 169-acre wetland provides unlimited exploration even in the winter months. With a series of trails and boardwalks, hikers can take in the sights and sounds of this beautiful preserve filled with ponds, streams, and wildlife.

HealthEast Sports Center

HealthEast Sports Center is one of the biggest sports centers in the state of Minnesota. With both indoor and outdoor facilities there is something for everyone. In addition to its athletic fields, HealthEast Sports Center also provides an outdoor ice skating rink. It is kept refrigerated for optimal skating conditions. Open skating times are available each week with hours posted on the HealthEast Sports Center website.


Woodbury is a beautiful place to call home with easy access to many stunning parks and preserves like these. Living at Valley Creek Apartments makes it possible to enjoy all this beauty and more. Contact us to schedule a tour and learn more about our luxury community.

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